Commercial Pilot Oral Exam Guide
The comprehensive guide to prepare you for the FAA checkride
Michael D. Hayes
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc
ASA’s Oral Exam Guide Series is an excellent study tool for students and instructors alike. Arranged in a question-and-answer format, this comprehensive guide lists the questions most likely to be asked by examiners and provides succinct, ready responses. Use when you’re gearing up for the Practical Exam, as well as for a general refresher. FAA references are provided throughout for further study.
This ninth edition of the Commercial Pilot Oral Exam Guide by Michael D. Hayes has been updated to reflect the Airman Certification Standards and new questions and references have been added throughout. Thorough explanations of pilot responsibilities, technical subject areas and the required maneuvers—including steep spirals and power-off accuracy approach/landings—are covered in this simulated oral test format. Other topics include Aeronautical Decision Making and Cockpit Resource Management (ADM and CRM), dealing with situational awareness and the use of checklists.
This guide also includes a chapter dedicated to scenario-based questions, by contributing author Arlynn McMahon. Student responses to these “open-ended” questions demonstrate an understanding of the big picture and convey the practical application of what’s important and why.
The Commercial Pilot Oral Exam Guide is the comprehensive guide to prepare you for the FAA checkride.
For Mike Hayes, flying started when he was 16 years old, and he has been flying for more than 40 years. He obtained his private pilot certificate in 1972 and acquired additional certificates and ratings in 1987. His aviation experience includes flight time in over 30 different types of aircraft, and the majority of instruction he has given has been in various models of Cessna, Piper, Mooney, Grumman, and Bellanca aircraft. He has been a flight instructor since 1988, instructing both full- and part-time for several large flight schools in Texas. Besides teaching, Mike has also worked as a corporate pilot and as a senior flight operations agent for a large regional airline. Prior to becoming involved in flight training, he worked for over 10 years in the telecommunications and information technology industry with extensive travel throughout the U.S.
Mike is the author of ASA’s popular Oral Exam Guide Series for the Private, Commercial, Instrument, Multi-Engine, CFI, and ATP oral/practical tests.